National Arts, Culture and Heritage Policy

Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The policy captures and addresses new creations most of which are a result of technology-driven creativity and expressions. In addition, it deals with Constitutional matters that relate to arts and culture matters. The Zimbabwean Constitution as amended now recognizes up to sixteen languages as official means of communication in addition to its rich heritage both in tangible and intangible formats. These in addition to revered indigenous knowledge are aptly captured for posterity in the revised policy.

The policy recognises the Zimbabwean indegenous cultural diversity while affirming the aspirations ideals, and values of Zimbabweans through mainstreaming the cultural and creative industries within the education and developmental programs of the nation. It emphasises the need to transform the cultural and creative industries into tangible capital for the country's GDP. In addition the policy provides and framework and structure for the development of the CCIs while improving the accessibility of arts and creative activities to citizens and promoting the artistic, musical, ethnic, sociolinguistic, literary and other expressions of all people in the country.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Development of the national arts, culture and heritage strategy

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Government ministries, quasi government institutions, Chiefs Council and local authorities
Public Sector
Arts and culture promoters
Private Sector
Civil society organisations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)